IRVINE, CALIF. — Boral Roofing LLC introduced Sol-R-Skin™ BLUE roofing underlayment, a thermal insulating and reflective solution that provides protection from the elements while enhancing energy-saving capabilities.
Suitable for use under nearly all steep sloped roofing materials and ideal for application in any climate and at any temperature, Sol-R-Skin BLUE product is UV resistant and boasts an anti-glare coating in cool blue. Offering Class A rated fire resistance when applied with stone coated steel and concrete and clay tile roof systems, the underlayment is also durable and easily installed.
“Sol-R-Skin BLUE underlayment acts as a waterproofing layer, an energy-saving radiant barrier and insulation blanket, providing three key solutions in an all-in-one high-performance product,” said Eric Miller, president of Boral Roofing. “Not only does the underlayment help protect from weather conditions, but it also reduces the energy demands of the home or structure.”
Sol-R-Skin BLUE combines two of the most energy-efficient materials utilized in construction — a radiant barrier aluminum surface, which reflects heat with an emissivity rating of 0.03, and a fiberglass mat beneath the aluminum, providing a second layer of heat resistance. These materials are combined into a single product with rating of R-5.5 at the most effective location above the roof deck.
The new underlayment offers class A fire rated protection when applied with stone-coated steel, concrete tile or clay tile roofing materials. Sol-R-Skin BLUE underlayment passes ASTM E-108 Class A fire tests with any of these roof materials. The underlayment solution is also notably listed with California's Office of the State Fire Marshal to be used in fire resistant roof systems in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) regions.
Sol-R-Skin BLUE provides contractors with ease of installation. Offered in lightweight 54-inch by 100-foot rolls, the underlayment may be quickly nailed into place, with an adhesive strip at the headlap offering wind uplift resistance. The product’s cool blue coating also reduces glare, making it safer and easier to install than alternative shiny aluminum radiant barrier roofing products.
The durable aluminum surface helps to prevent leaks at fasteners and won’t degrade over time. Sol-R-Skin BLUE underlayment is backed with a manufacturer’s limited 30-year warranty.
Each 45-pound roll of Sol-R-Skin BLUE roof underlayment offers 450 square feet of product with a nominal thickness of 3/8 inches. Additional approvals and certifications include Miami-Dade County NOA 18-0809.03, Florida Building Code FL27940, Cal Fire BLM 4310-2283:0500, California Bureau of Household Goods and Services T 1512 and ASTM D226 Type II.
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